Twister

Hello! Let me quickly introduce myself, my name is Nikki and I am a fashion blogger from Passerellauk, but most importantly of all, I’m a fully fledged 80′s baby!

Growing up in the 80′s was pretty amazing wasn’t it? There are so many things that make the 80′s great. If you’ve all but forgot the crazy times of the 80′s, then let me jog your memory a little.

Remember Ring pops, Yo Yo’s and Spokey dokes?

We all remember the good old fashioned Yo Yo right? Can you remember the one that lit up? The Coca-Cola spinner? Most people still don’t understand why they were so popular… Why were they so cool? It was all because in 1989 the UK was gripped by Yo Yo fever.. and everyone got involved from our friends, to our mums and dads! We took them to school, we took them to the park, we swapped them, replaced them and finally, got very bored of them and that was the end of the Yo Yo craze! I have to be honest, I never learnt one trick, but if I saw a Yo Yo today I would probably have a go.

Marbles had so many uses in the 80′s didn’t they? There was the simple game of marbles, with a very strange set of rules which ended in me losing my amazing swirly and gaining a chipped cats eye, that I just knew had been found on the floor! The epitome of the marble was definitely the blue one wasn’t it? That blue marble had such an allure, you had to have it! When you finally won it, you were the king of the world…and then you lost it, damn!… “another game”?

Playing marbles was great, but an even better use for marbles was Ker-Plunk!

Your heart is in your mouth as the last couple of plastic sticks remain and it’s your turn. Which one do you go for? Green or yellow? Green or yellow? It’s the hardest decision you’ve had to make all day, except for the game of Jenga earlier. You go for yellow, you can feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, but mainly the weight of the marbles on your stick and you know you’ve chosen wrong. You can’t go back now, that’s it! As the marbles crash down, you catch a glimpse of your sister’s smug face, smiling away, knowing she has just won, for the fourth time today! I’ll beat her at Guess Who!

There was nothing more fascinating than watching a Slinky bounce down the stairs…

I would wait at the top, my sister would wait at the bottom and as that funky little spring made its way down the stairs along came my brother to spoil the fun mid-flow. Just as we finally got it to work. He gives it back in a mass of neon tangles and its game over! “Muuuuuuuuuuum!”

Neon slinky

Watching saved by the bell with Zack and Kelly, was like your real life Romeo and Juliet wasn’t it? We were gripped, would they, wouldn’t they? Much like the Towie of today.. or so I hear. Hours upon hours of my 80′s life were spent in a Saved by the Bell trance, wishing I was Kelly and my boyfriend was Zack. Ah, Zack!

saved by the bell

Lego! Everyone had Lego, lots of Lego! Little Lego people, Lego flowers, Lego cars, you name it. We had brand new Lego, hand me down Lego, car boot sale Lego, our best friends Lego I planned on keeping. Lego Helicopters, Lego houses, Lego merchandise, Lego turtles, Lego stuck to your foot! Stepping on a sneaky Lego brick is the worst!

Retro Lego

If Lego friends were around in the 80′s it would have blown our little minds. Pink Lego? Are you kidding me?

Now the 80′s was all about getting outside, no matter the weather. Partly because I had two siblings and we drove each other mad if we stayed indoors. We had a massive back garden so we would play out there with amazing games like Twister, where we would all get involved.

Being outside in the 80′s was great because we had bikes, and my new Roller boots! Not only could I whiz around on wheels, but I could stop myself by tipping my toe forward whilst imaging I was an ice skater. Oh yeh!

I also enjoyed coordinating my boots and outfit because after all, the 80′s was all about the NEON!

….and it still is today!

Now the 80′s may be a thing of the past, but don’t be sad. We will always have our memories, and when that isn’t enough, we will always have….TruffleShuffle.

For the days when you want to unleash your inner She-Ra

Ladies Charcoal She-Ra Princess Of Power T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Charcoal She-Ra Princess Of Power T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

 Ladies Grey She-Ra Princess Of Power Sweater from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Grey She-Ra Princess Of Power Sweater from TruffleShuffle

Re-live the shell suit

Men's 80's Shell Suit Fancy Dress Costume

Men's 80's Shell Suit Fancy Dress Costume

Bring retro TV back into your life…

Ladies Old School Video Tapes Collection Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Old School Video Tapes Collection Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

…and remind yourself there was life before iTunes.

Retro Cassette iPad Cover

Retro Cassette iPad Cover

Retro Cassette Messenger Bag

Retro Cassette Messenger Bag

May it long remain the coolest era and may we never ever forget the 80′s!

Nikki xoxo

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Cluedo, Twister, Connect 4, Whack Attack, Monopoly T-Shirts, Games, Homewares

Our new range of T-Shirts, Gifts and Homewares inspired by the very best board games of yesteryear can’t help but get those nostalgic feelings stirring!

First up we’ve got the legendary Twister and the resulting memories of joints creaking, backs cracking and sweat collecting on brows thanks to odd positions being held for ungodly lengths of time (held that is, until they could be held no more…)

If those familiar words of ‘Right foot red’ ‘Left foot green’ echoed through your house back in the day, our awesome range of Tees and Gifts inspired by the “game that ties you up in knots” are sure to appeal!

Hurrah for capitalism!

Family favouite Monopoly has also inspired a brilliant range of and homewares and T-Shirts which are exclusive to TruffleShuffle!

You can have the Monopoly in the kitchen with this brilliant Tea Towel…

Monopoly T-Shirts, clothing, accessories and gifts

Click here to shop our full range of Monopoly T-Shirts, clothing, accessories and gifts

And we particularly love this brilliant Skint design which is available for guys and gals and pretty much sums up the mood of the nation right now!

Monopoly T-Shirts, clothing, accessories and gifts

The perfect tribute to the most successful board game in history, we say Advance to Go and check them all out here!

Did You Know?
  • More than 275 million games have been sold worldwide and it’s available in 111 countries, in 43 languages.
  • The longest MONOPOLY game in history lasted for 70 straight days.
  • The most expensive version of the game was produced by celebrated San Francisco jeweler Sidney Mobell. Valued at $2 million, the set features a 23-carat gold board and diamond-studded die.
  • The character locked behind the bars is called Jake the Jailbird. Officer Edgar Mallory sent him to jail.

Next up is the brilliant Cluedo! Cluedo giftsAnd our range of gifts and homewares are the perfect way to relive classic Cluedo moments in style! We particularly love this apron inspired of course by the resident femme fatale, the beautiful Miss Scarlett!


Check out our full range of Cluedo Gifts here!

Then finally we have our last two cracking childhood classics, Whack Attack and Connect 4!

The coolest range of 80s, vintage and retro Whack Attack T-Shirts and Clothing you can buy online & wear tomorrow

If you have fond memories of ‘The smash hit race against time’ which involved setting the timer then  doing your best to whack as many of the critters as you can until the timer bell rings, this awesome design is sure to appeal!

Men's Gonna Get Myself Connected Connect 4 T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Gonna Get Myself Connected!

Last but not least…. we feel a real connection with this tee, maybe because it brings back tons of happy (if, competitive) memories playing Connect 4! With a cool retro slogan, Gonna Get Myself Connected, it also harks back to the heady days of the Stereo MC’s and their massive hit single!

If all of that has got you nostalgic for those lazy sundays spent huddled round your favourite board game, why not check out our full range of Board Game Gifts and Tees here and don’t forget to let us know your favourites too!

http://www.truffleshuffle.co.uk/store/twister-c-187.html
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